I can't stand it when someone has a problem and the only deputy they want to speak to is me.
I like that. It made me feel I was doing my job and had built the trust of the people in my area.
I believe that is Classic Robert Peel. It also ment that I was getting the citizens involved. I new what kids were heading for trouble and it met I could get help from the public in heading it off.
This is what real police work is about, not the para-military steriotype we have today.
Of course this was before the days of pepper spray and tazing. We had to talk to people and work out their problems instead of tasing them.